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HANDICAPPED REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTERS
(CFDA 84.028)

I.     PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Education of the Handicapped Act, Section 621, Part C,
P.L. 91-230, as amended by P.L. 98-199, (20 U.S.C. 1421). (Expires
September 30, 1986)

Funding. Since 1980:

Fiscal Year                  Authorization                Appropriation

1980                             $ 21,000,000                  $    9,750,000

1981                                 24,000,000                       7,656,000

1982                                   9,800,000                       2,880,000

1983                                   9,800,000                       4,130,000

1984                                   5,700,000                          5,700,000

Purpose: To establish regional resource centers which provide advice
and technical services to educators for improving education of handicapped
children.

Eligibi1i ty: Institutions of higher education; private nonprofit organi-
zations; State education agencies; or combinations of those agencies and
institutions. Such a combination may include one or more local education
agencies within particular regions of the United States.

II.    RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A.    Goals and Objectives

Each Regional  Resource Center (RRC) must -

o Assist States, through services such as consultation, technical
assistance, and training, to provide more effectively special edu-
cation and related services to handicapped children and youth;

o Assist in identifying and solving persistent problems in providing
quality special education and related services to handicapped children
and youth;

o Assist in developing, identifying, and replicating successful pro-
grams and practices which will Improve special education and re-
lated services to handicapped children and youth and their families;

o Gather and disseminate information to all State educational agencies
1n the region and coordinate activities with other Regional Resource
Centers and with other relevant projects conducted by the Department
of Education; andnition of eligible children (birth through 5 years)